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BEFORE Poland.. what did you do then and what are your plans now?


FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
4 Mar 2010 #1
If you studied, where and what?

Where did you live?

What job(s) did you have?

Why did you choose Poland and not somewhere else?

Do you plan to stay forever?

Could you speak any Polish before you came?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
4 Mar 2010 #2
BA (Hons) 2.1 Law and Management at RGU, Aberdeen. Then LLM in International and European Law at Aberdeen University.

I lived in Aberdeen, Scotland

Blowjob ;) Just kidding, I was a teacher in Japan but did some database work for a while before that.

The ESL/TEFL market was booming and screaming out for teachers so I did my CELTA at Basil Paterson College, worked as a secretary over the summer (so easy) and then left for Poland.

Life is what happens to you whilst you're busy making other plans (Beautiful Boy, John Lennon).

Yes, as I met some Poles on the CELTA course and they taught me a few things.

You don't work for an American globalist corporation, do you? ;) ;)

Teaching has allowed me to see the world and get out of a closed-circle environment, TIT. I've seen 21 countries thanks to meeting my wife and taking up teaching posts. Also, I got a decent bonus in Japan for having a Masters level qualification so nowt wrong with that.

I wouldn't work with those sly dogs at all. They are part of a devious agenda.
McCoy 27 | 1,269
4 Mar 2010 #3
BEFORE Poland.........

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Seanus 15 | 19,706
4 Mar 2010 #4
I wróciłeś do tego samego ;) ;0

Just kidding, we all have histories :)
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
4 Mar 2010 #5
the third photo of the people........they're in the sand lot in the back of my apartment RIGHT NOW.....
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,443
4 Mar 2010 #6
TIT- who are you trying to impress? If you are a mean bastard then the eduction will not help you;)
kindergarden: from age 3 to age 6 _ I hated the Polish milk soup on the sunny days.
primary school: I loved the basketball team, but hated my Polish teacher.
Secondary school: well, it was even more boring and I hardly made it through because my math skills were really not up to par, but I loved chemistry.

College: lost of fun

university: stuck up/ inflexible profs and really lousy TA - overall - great experience/my first paper was handwritten and I got some strange looks from my peers.

and on, and on and on and on......
Exiled 2 | 425
4 Mar 2010 #7
This polkasaurus must have been amazing.
scottie1113 7 | 898
5 Mar 2010 #8
Ok, my turn.

Education. University of Washington, Seattle. BA in French.

Residences. Born in California, then lived in Virginia, California, Japan, California, Virginia, Japan (high school), Washington State (university), California (university), Washington State (university), Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Vietnam (not exactly fun in those days), Washington State, California. My father was in the navy and I was in the Marines, which is why I moved so much. I guess I've got itchy feet.

Jobs. 12 years as a Marine officer, then 25 years in sales and sales management prior to coming to Poland.

Why Poland? 1. As a US citizen, it's almost impossible to get legal residency in the older EU countries, eg France, Italy, Spain, etc. They were the countries I first looked at when I decided to move to Europe since I speak French and some Italian and Spanish. 2. I've been interested in Poland since I started reading WWII history when I was about 10. I visited 3 1/2 years ago to see the country firsthand, liked it, and moved to Gdansk 2 1/2 years ago.

Plan to stay forever? Yep. My girlfriend is Polish and we plan to get married this year or next. I met her on an internet site 6 years ago, met her during my initial visit and we clicked. She's not the reason I came to Poland, and even if it doesn't work out, I'll stay here. I have a lot of Polish friends here, and I really like the people. Lots of other reasons as well, but that'll do for now.

Did I speak Polish before I came here? Not much. I had Polish in 4 Weeks (it's not possible) and knew a little, but I've learned a lot since I got here. I now know four words in Polish: tak, nie, piwo, but I've forgotten the other one. Actually my Polish is OK, and I learn more every day.
Bzibzioh
5 Mar 2010 #9
scottie1113

Good for you!

I hated the Polish milk soup on the sunny days.

I hated milk soup on any given day :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Mar 2010 #10
Japanese and French, scottie? Nice. I learned French for 4 years but at school. I remember a lot. I lived in Japan for 2 and picked it up quite well.
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
5 Mar 2010 #11
i guess i should include some info about myself:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, concentration in evolutionary theory.

jobs.....whooo....well, deli clerk for years growing up as a teenager, then bartended for 3 years full time while i was in college. lumberjack full time for 1 year after I graduated (that job was INSANE but a total blast), then it was off to corporate life working in a lab, you know, a "real job" as they call it.

live? tri-state area.

why Poland? it was the only choice. i have plenty of polish blood and plenty of extended family scattered throughout Poland so when the idea of living in Europe came up, Poland was pretty automatic. i had plenty of "old Polish" influence growing up from some immediate family and although times have changed, Polish people are still quite similar to what i remember growing up with the old timers. the major adjustment was learning to speak to them in Polish instead of English.

stay forever? no. i've seen enough to know in my 3+ years here that Poland is not the place I want to be when i grow old.
Torq
5 Mar 2010 #12
tri-state area

Tri-state area? Like Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine?

Hurrrrah! The Commonwealth is back!

*unless you meant tri-city area* ;)
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
5 Mar 2010 #13
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-State_Region
Torq
5 Mar 2010 #14
Oh, sorry - I thought the question was where you live in Poland.

*I definitely have to get more sleep*
scottie1113 7 | 898
5 Mar 2010 #15
I learned French for 4 years but at school. I remember a lot. I lived in Japan for 2 and picked it up quite well.

I think a little more than umieć. Where were you in Japan? I lived in Yokohama.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Mar 2010 #16
I lived in Izumo (9 months), then Hiroshima (15 months). I was in Yokohama in Jan 2003. I loved many things there and it was my only time in the Kanto region. I was never fluent in Japanese but I could have a pretty decent conversation and knew how to speak it. I just needed more practice. For a non-native, my level was pretty high.
TICKLED PINK
5 Mar 2010 #17
Where did you live?

Wormwood Scrubs (HM Prison), LONDON

If you studied, where and what?

crime/UK

What job(s) did you have?

get-away driver, bank robber, mugger, car thief and pimp,

later, kitchen duty and mopping floors

Why did you choose Poland and not somewhere else?

My kind of people

Do you plan to stay forever?

Until interpol find me

Could you speak any Polish before you came?

My sex life is private.
didi - | 2
5 Mar 2010 #18
Very funny! I guess that just about says it all as to who chooses, or not, to move to this country........Looking out the window is enough to make one go postal..........
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
5 Mar 2010 #19
Tangail

PMSL!

National University

Where? On line?

Look its a fine thing when I seem some Bangladeshi with second class all the way through is C.V. having a go at a Scott with a degree in law! Thanks for the laugh...You lot should be on the stage you really are funny...

By the way for the Poles who are not aware, Bangladeshis in the UK are considered the lowest ranking in the immigrant pile...well maybe Somalis are below them but only just!

This is the funniest thing Ive read in ages!

Most of his certificates are probably fake anyway...

The only reason he's all cocky is because he managed to get his British passport! Because he doesnt wish to go back to his hell hole!
TIT 5 | 211
5 Mar 2010 #20
Where? On line?

where ? here you clever dcik
polishforums.com/jobs-offered-21/malta-room-attendants-needed-41036
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Mar 2010 #21
A Scot with 2 degrees in Law :) TIT does what all good books tell you not to do, overelaborate or engage in fiction ;) ;) ;)

Geez, I need another bottle of wine :) Before Poland was a mixed bag as I intended it to be. I need to amass as much exp as I can, that's the purpose in life as I see it.
Chipmunk 12 | 61
6 Mar 2010 #22
If you studied, where and what?

BS in Accountancy now finishing my MBA this spring!!!

Where did you live?

Washington State (born and bred...)
After I married the hub,
29 Palms, California
Jacksonville, Florida
San Diego California
Lusaka, Zambia (Africa)...

Going back to San Diego after Warsaw!

What job(s) did you have?

Bean counter

Why did you choose Poland and not somewhere else?

My husband is one of Uncle Sammy's Misguided Children... :0)

Do you plan to stay forever?

Tempting, seriously..... but San Diego is far more fun.

Could you speak any Polish before you came?

No
didi - | 2
6 Mar 2010 #23
Before Poland there was sunshine, warmth, blue skies, starry nights, smiley faces...............
Had to go deep within to recapture it all................And I did
pawian 176 | 14,885
25 Apr 2012 #24
Why did you choose Poland and not somewhere else?

Fuzz, once you were a reasonable guy. What happened that you are such a mental today? Has your Polish girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband/partner dumped you?
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
26 Apr 2012 #25
Fuzz, once you were a reasonable guy.

Really?! Damn it. I've always tried to be completely unreasonable on here.


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